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No. (Are you lying?) 0 0%
Not yet, but I'm getting there. 6 17.14%
Yes, but I can quit whenever I want. 13 37.14%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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You know you're addicted to planted tanks when...

I know we've had one of these threads in the past, but it's been a few years and I find them hilarious, so I'm bringing it back. Post away, planted tank addicts! I'll start us off...

You know you're addicted to planted tanks when:
-You find yourself picking duckweed off your arms hours after doing tank maintenance.
-You can name all the local fish stores in town and can rate them based on the quality of their plants.
-Said LFSs recognize you and ask how your fish/plants are doing.
-You try to estimate how much you've spent on plants... but then stop, because you really don't wanna know.
-You can remember the latin names of dozens of plants and fish species, but things like birthdays and where you put your keys continue to evade you.
-You're subscribed to over 50 threads on the and spend far too much time here.
-You check the For Sale forum every day even when you have no money and no intention of buying anything.
-You know Multiple Tank Syndrome is a very real and very serious condition.

That's all I have for the moment. Let's hear what ya'll can come up with, I know you guys have some good ones!
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 05:37 AM
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its 1:35 AM, i am responding to this thread, and i have 2 tanks
i am not addicted . . . . . .yes i am lying

also, seem like i have no life
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by gbb0330 View Post
its 1:35 AM, i am responding to this thread, and i have 2 tanks
i am not addicted . . . . . .yes i am lying

also, seem like i have no life
only 2? I have ummm...7,but I can stop's only 11:40 pm and I'm responding to this thread,after watching plant videos on youtube for entertainment.

No,I'm not addicted.I can stop anytime I want.I just don't want to.

MTS? no,I just need one more tank...
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 11:42 AM
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Person: bla bla bla, so what do you think?
Me: hum?
Person: were you even listening?
Me: yes, but just in case, can you repeat it?
Person: ugggh!!! You're always zoning. What are you thinking about that's so important?
Me: nothing
Also me in my head: blyxa is a really nice plant, I should have a whole tank with just it. I should start breeding apistos. I want a discus tank. Why do red root floaters have red roots? Like what makes it red? I should check Craigslist for used tanks. Actually I should just buy a brand new tank. Oh wait, I'm broke. Hahahahahaha

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Haha this is great. Yea I'm getting really into nano tanks.
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Talking to my wife, hun I think maybe we should start looking for somewhere else to live. We have no closet space, no counter space in the kitchen, only 1 bathroom, no more storage space left in the basement and no garage. While all the time thinking ... we only have room for a 50 gal. tank, no where to build my new stand that will hold a 8 ft long by 2 ft wide and 16 inch deep tank with sump with all the bells and whistles, and no where to raise fish and plants. What's my motivation? LOL

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'Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a Tankaholic'. (Hi Mike)
It all started with just fish and I got hooked and then I started using plants. I lose hours every day on tank related youtube video's and various forums. I've tried going cold turkey a few times in my life, but keep coming back. I'm constantly thinking of better ways for pure water and healthier fish and plants.
I need help.


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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 12:57 PM
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You know you're addicted when in the middle of setting up a tank you're already thinking about what your next tank is gonna be.
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.... your wife dresses up like a mermaid to get attention. :/

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... You take one of your tanks to the storage and set it up again after one week, because you really "have to".

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some people treat their tank as a worship shrine in their home
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You start the New Year on a diet based on the Estimative Index.
You worry about a DEA raid at your house because of all the dry chemicals, test tubes, and gram scales in your possession.
You would rather go to the LFS after dinner on "Date Night" than to a movie.
You buy your "Significant Other" sexy chlorophyll colored undies.
You ask your wife to knit a cozy for your beat up Co2 tank.
You see all plant eating fish as having horns and a pitchfork.
You look down your nose at the "inferior " terrestrial plants.
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I have somehow gone from out of the hobby for a while to four tanks (okay two of them are "temporary...") and knowing all the local LFS's in 6months... Also I watch fish video for relaxation... But i can quite at any time! right?...
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...You name your three kids: Amano, Knott, and Findley (-jk, I'm not that addicted. or am I...)

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